Commitment title:

Reducing the rate of early marriage from 13% to 5%.

Commitment description:

- Interventional policy programs are being prepared to confront the phenomenon of early marriage, in light of the results of a study on  environment generating early marriage in Syria, which was prepared by the Syrian Commission for Family and Population Affairs.
- Law No. 24 of 2018 was issued in which penalties for underage marriage were increased.
- Work is currently being carried out on the Child Rights Law in Syria, which includes in one of its clauses the minimum age for marriage by completing the age of eighteen years for both males and females.
- Preparing the national strategy to support and empower women in Syria: within the framework of the serious and continuous endeavors implemented by the state in order to crystallize efforts and coordinate national plans towards upgrading the status of women with a view to addressing imbalances, particularly those that have arisen in the context of the crisis and have left tragic effects on society, infrastructure and paths Progress in its various social and economic dimensions

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    the government is working to ensure a long healthy life: All citizens have access to and obtain reliable and integrated health services. The State creates the appropriate conditions that allow everyone to enjoy the highest possible level of health.
Commitment to be actioned in: Syrian Arab Republic
Submitted from: Syrian Arab Republic
Submitted by
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour - Syrian Arab Republic
Commitment category

(1)  Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action, Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD, the outcomes of its reviews, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.